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Category: Orthopaedics
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Experience:  I have done fellowship in traumatology, orthopedics (France).
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I'm having problems with my knee, i can't put any weight on

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I'm having problems with my knee, i can't put any weight on my leg because my knee buckles, it's swollen, and is very painful and hard to walk, what could this be?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
Expert:  drphophalia replied 3 months ago.

What is your age?

Since when are your symptoms?

Was there any injury/trauma/accident?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm 25, it's been on and off for just over a year now, I've had no injury.
Expert:  drphophalia replied 3 months ago.

Buckling of knee, pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking warrant an MRI of the knee.

This will tell, what are the tissues involved:

1) Muscles

2) Joint

3) Ligament

4) Tendon

5) Bursa

6) cartilage

7) Or any combination.

The mainstay of the treatment though is not very different and is;

a) Physical therapy

b) Deep electrotherapy

c) Acupuncture

d) Local analgesic cream

e) Pool therapy/hydrotherapy.

f) Analgesics

g) Lidocaine cream

h) Rest

i) Capsaicin cream.

j) Knee brace.

You may consult;

1) Orthopedics

2) MD in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Expert:  drphophalia replied 3 months ago.

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